The American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) model bill for disclosure of chemicals injected into the ground during the controversial hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") process is back for a sequel in the Sunshine State legislature.
Will 2014 (or perhaps 2016) become known as the "Year Of The Marijuana Voter"? This question can now be seriously asked, because the issue of radically reforming marijuana laws seems to be growing bigger and more imperative with each passing week.
Just as the government shutdowns in the 1990s did, this year's shutdown highlighted the extent to which Americans treasure our parks for the recreation they provide and the stories they tell about our society.
Climate change deniers should be concerned about the growing generational divide we're seeing nationwide. Young people don't question the evidence - they overwhelmingly accept the science of climate change and are concerned for how it will affect their lives.
President Obama can't solve the climate crisis alone, and this momentum in the states is an encouraging sign for anyone who wants to see our elected officials address the challenge of our generation, our changing climate.
It is of course true that in politics the perception of power translates into the reality of power. The problem is that once it becomes clear that you're all hat and no cattle, the myth of power rapidly collapses into a pile of dust. That is exactly what is happening to the NRA.
Across the country, candidates who stood by the environmental community and a clean energy agenda -- including President Obama -- were overwhelmingly elected, while candidates tied to oil and coal companies lost.
The real winners and losers are the constituents and causes who did battle on the ground and on the airwaves, and whose lives and livelihoods will be influenced by what happens over the next four years and beyond.
The efforts to stymie the president in his agenda to improve our health standards through EPA regulations have been spearheaded by monied influences-not only in the presidential race -- but down the ticket as well.